Konecranes series CLX02/05/10: powerful and durable electric chain hoists for cranes and assembly cells
Konecranes has expanded its range of workstation lifting systems to include the chain hoists of the CLX series. These newly developed models have several advantages: they are more powerful, 25% faster and their service life is four times longer. The new CLX electric chain hoists can be employed as standalone applications such as in assembly cells for the processing industry, as well as in workstation and gantry cranes.
Konecranes, the worldwide specialist in crane and lifting technology, has expanded its offer of workstation lifting systems to include the new electric chain hoists of the CLX series. These completely new models are available in three versions (more versions to come):
– CLX02: for a lifting capacity of 63 to 320 kilograms
– CLX05: for a lifting capacity of 250 to 630 kilograms
– CLX10: for a lifting capacity of 1,000 to 2,500 kilograms
(capacities up to 5000 kilograms available later)
Quality and product characteristics
Thanks to their solid steel structure, the new CLX electric chain hoists can lift heavier loads than previous models and have a service life that is four times longer. The service life of the lift chain is also longer, due to the patented chain wheel. The newly developed, oil-lubricated drive system of the chain wheel allows
for better power transmission and a speed ratio of 6:1, which make the CLX electric chain hoist 25% faster than earlier models.
An additional performance feature of CLX electric chain hoists is their higher safety standard. The brake and the safety clutch were designed so that in case the safety clutch fails, the load is prevented from falling. On top of all this, the CLX series is easy to maintain: all components are easily accessible, no parts need to be removed and the entire electronic system is located on two compact circuit boards. All models are energy-efficient and comply with the RoHS Directive. The chain hoists function at temperatures from -20°C to +50°C.
The new generation CLX electric chain hoists from Konecranes are suitable for standalone applications such as assembly cells in the processing industry, as well as for work that requires speed and precision. Due to their compact shape and the low hook dimensions, they can be employed in many ways, such as for example workstation, slewing and gantry cranes, XA/XM systems or stationary pulls.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2011, Group sales totaled EUR 1,896 million. The Group has 11,700 employees at 609 locations in 47 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).
For more information:
Konecranes PTY LTD South Africa
5 Jurie Street, Alrode, Alberton
P.O: Box 11713, Randhart 1457
Sales and Marketing Director
Phone +27 11 864 2800
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